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Implementing Change in Schools on a Municipal Level

KuntaKesu is a model designed by the National Board of Education which aims to help support the strategic planning of education providers. With the guidance of this model, countries are able to create an entity that combines the developmental requirements of both municipalities and public national development alignments. In this HundrED experiment we will be following how KuntaKesu is implemented in the municipality of Kokkola.

What is this experiment about?

HundrED will be following the work of KuntaKesu in the Kokkola, Siuntio, Oulu and Joensuu municipalities of Finland.

What is KuntaKesu?

KuntaKesu is a development plan for education providers on a local level. It aligns the municipality’s development areas with the national directive to make a whole.

The municipalities may be able to use the KuntaKesu model when planning to renew educational strategics. The model can be used as it is offered or customized to suit the needs of the area in question - it is up to the local education provider. The development plan can also be used in initiating and supporting education policy discourse.

What does KuntaKesu contain?

Under the influence of the current parliament, four central themes will be developed further. These are:

  • student learning,

  • the proficiency of faculty members,

  • sustainable well-being 

  • leadership

Each theme consists of smaller entities that have individual development goals.



Kokkola, Peter Johnson, peter.johnson@kokkola.fi

Oulu, Päivi Mäki, paivi.maria.maki@ouka.fi

Joensuu, Mauno Väänänen, mauno.vaananen@jns.fi

Siuntio, Jukka Pietinen, jukka.pietinen@siuntio.fi

Opetushallitus, Aija Rinkinen, aija.rinkinen@oph.fi

Contact Information

Organization: Kokkola Education Services

Contact person: Aija Rinkinen / National Board of Education

Contact email: aija.rinkinen@oph.fi


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